EEIM-665: The Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond Report a Broken Link

In this course, students will develop a broad understanding of the energy sector and energy markets from a business point of view. Energy markets are complex and influenced by many rapidly changing factors: technology development, global politics, new competitive pressures, regulation, and environmental challenges. The course will focus on how these external factors affect market conditions and on what business strategies are employed to deal with those effects.

Required Readings


Week 1


       This site illustrates an energy options matrix.

Note: See also the Press Release concerning Covid-19's impact on this report's findings. https://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/business-sites/en/global/corporate/pdfs/news-and-insights/press-releases/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2020-a-pivotal-moment.pdf

Week 2


Week 3


Focus on the Coal chapter, Chapter 1.

Week 4


Note: Browse through the contents, including Seismic Technology under the Learn About Energy/Technology section.

This map shows detail on some critical passages for oil trade between the Middle East and Asia.

Note: Please read only the following portions of this report: Introduction (pp. 1-2); The rebound of the Russian Economy (pp. 10-13); The Indispensable Power - Russia in Global Energy Security (pp. 27-31); A Future in Gas (pp. 32-33); The Booms and Busts of Oil (pp. 3 3-35); Capturing the Oil Windfall for the State (pp. 35-37); Oil Production - Possibilities and Constraints (pp. 54-57); and Conclusion (pp. 57-59).

Week 5


Reading 41 gives an overview of electricity data for the United Kingdom wholesale electricity market (note the positive correlation between price and demand) by the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System of NETA (New Electricity Trading Arrangements).

The electricity market operator website for Norway is provided above. To get a sense of the different designs being used globally, take a look at a sampling of other electricity market operators at the following links:

PJM (U.S.): http://www.pjm.com

New England (U.S.): http://www.iso-ne.com

Alberta: http://www.aeso.ca

Australia: http://www.aemo.com.au

United Kingdom: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/home 

Week 6


Read sections I-IV, pp. 1-22 of Reading 51.

Read sections V-VI, pp. 23-34 of Reading 52.

Week 7


Week 8


Supplementary Readings


Week 1 Supp. Rdgs.


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Week 2 Supp. Rdgs.


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Week 6 Supp. Rdgs.


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Week 7 Supp. Rdgs.


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Week 8 Supp. Rdgs.


Note: This paper provides a thorough and interesting discussion on what is and is not uncertain about climate change science.